Proposal Abstract

As an instructor of multimedia design, I am interested in the ways in which students value and prioritize their education. Do students view the aesthetic, the theoretical and the technical aspects of their learning equally? Do they understand that success in most digital media careers depends on being both an excellent designer in a creative and visual context but also in being appropriately adept at using the tools and technologies available to them? What does a technically sound digital media student look like? My proposal is to present research findings that I have gathered through an ongoing scholarship of teaching and learning project and to discuss the many points of view that others in this field hold. How technical learning is addressed in the classroom is clearly very important but so is having an understanding of what success looks like with this aspect of teaching and learning.

Location

Room 2908

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 12th, 2:00 PM Mar 12th, 2:45 PM

Technical Mastery in the Digital Arts

Room 2908

As an instructor of multimedia design, I am interested in the ways in which students value and prioritize their education. Do students view the aesthetic, the theoretical and the technical aspects of their learning equally? Do they understand that success in most digital media careers depends on being both an excellent designer in a creative and visual context but also in being appropriately adept at using the tools and technologies available to them? What does a technically sound digital media student look like? My proposal is to present research findings that I have gathered through an ongoing scholarship of teaching and learning project and to discuss the many points of view that others in this field hold. How technical learning is addressed in the classroom is clearly very important but so is having an understanding of what success looks like with this aspect of teaching and learning.